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spaghetti with three cheese sweet pepper marinara

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Annie Leon
South Elgin, IL

I love some good pasta, and not many places serve it with bold, rich flavors the way I like. This is my favorite variation on a classic marinara. The tang of the pepper adds some interest, and when you saute the fennel and oregano, it really brings out their flavor. I like the balance of creamy and hearty, and this sauce is simply no exception to that rule. I hope you like this one as much as I do

(1 rating)
yield 5 -6
prep time 5 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For spaghetti with three cheese sweet pepper marinara

  • 1/2 md
  • 1 lg
    red or orange bell pepper
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp
    fennel seed
  • 2 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1 can
    tomato paste
  • 14 oz
    crushed tomatoes
  • 14 oz
    diced tomatoes italian-style
  • 3 oz
    cream cheese
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 c
    mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/4 c
    sour cream, light
  • 1 Tbsp
    basil, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    ancho chile powder
  • 1/8 c
    parsley flakes
  • 1 lb

How To Make spaghetti with three cheese sweet pepper marinara

  • 1
    Finely chop onion and cube bell pepper, saute in olive oil with fennel seed, oregano, and garlic until just tender.
  • 2
    Stir in all remaining ingredients except parsley. Simmer over low heat for 25-30 minutes.
  • 3
    Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and add to sauce, top with parsley.